Aston Villa fan covers up Jack Grealish’s name on his shirt with tape after his £100m transfer to Man CityAugust 21, 2021
AN ASTON VILLA supporter pictured in a Jack Grealish Villans home shirt has come up with a novel way of hiding the England ace’s name.
The fan was pictured with the name of the club’s former skipper covered in tape during his team’s 2-0 home win against Newcastle.
Goals scored by Danny Ings and Anwar El Ghazi saw Dean Smith’s side pick up their first win of the season and the Toons losing their second game on the bounce.
A photo of the fan with the tape across his back was shared widely on social media.
And some supporters have taken to Twitter to compliment the Villan’s improvisation skills.
One fan praised the Villa backer describing the taped shirt as “the sort of pettiness we can all get behind”.
And another Twitter account poked fun at the supporter for opting to recycle the strip.
Grealish, 25, who enjoyed an eight-year spell in Villa’s senior side, sealed a sensational £100million switch to Manchester City this month.
The Three Lions playmaker, who has been a Villa fan since childhood, began his career in the club’s Under-18s in 2012 before moving to the Etihad this year.
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The Birmingham-born attacking midfielder made his Man City debut with the team registering a surprise season-opening 1-0 loss away at Tottenham.
And the result saw some fans take potshots at the ex-Villa skipper on social media with the player appearing to accuse Lucas Moura of diving
However, Grealish and City bounced back in style from their opening day defeat to trounce Norwich.
The England star netted on his home debut in front of a boisterous Etihad crowd with Pep Guardiola’s aces beating the Canaries 5-0.
City, who are currently fifth in the table, will host Arsenal next in Prem.
And Aston Villa will face League Two outfit, Barrow, in a Carabao Cup clash before taking on Brentford.
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